BINDERY: Mariko Tamaki / Supergirl: Being Super

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
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Join Mariko Tamaki and Gene Luen Yang for a lively conversation about writing graphic novels for young readers, encouraging kids to engage in the world around them through reading, and the importance of reading outside of your comfort zone. Mariko Tamaki’s work for DC Comics includes Supergirl: Being Super and the forthcoming Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass (June 2019). Gene Luen Yang’s work for DC Comics includes Superman and New Super-Man.

 

Welcome to Midvale, home to Liberty High School and an unusual girl named Kara Danvers. While it may seem like your ordinary town, girls like Kara make it extraordinary. She's super-strong, she can fly and she crash-landed on Earth in a rocket ship. But for Kara Danvers, winning the next track meet, celebrating her 16th birthday and surviving her latest mega-zit are her top concerns. 

 

Now Kara's incredible powers are kicking into high gear--and people she trusted are revealing creepy ulterior motives. The time has come for her to choose between the world where she was born and the only world she's ever known. 

 


 

 

"A gateway for new readers." – Hollywood Reporter

 

"This is the most grounded, authentic Supergirl I've ever read." – The Mary Sue
 

 

"A comic book that was long overdue. "  – SYFYWIRE

 


 

Mariko Tamaki is an award-winning Canadian writer living in Oakland, California. She is the author of Saving Montgomery Sole and the co-creator, with Jillian Tamaki, of This One Summer, which received the prestigious Eisner and Ignatz awards as well as Caldecott and Printz honors. Her growing slate of critically acclaimed comics and graphic novels includes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tomb Raider, Adventure Time, She-Hulk, Lumberjanes, Supergirl: Being Super and New Super-Man.

 

 

 

Gene Luen Yang began making comics and graphic novels more than fifteen years ago. In 2006, his Eisner Award-winning book, American Born Chinese (First Second Books), became the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association's Printz Award. His 2013 book, Boxers & Saints (First Second Books), a two-volume graphic novel about the Boxer Rebellion, was nominated for a National Book Award and won the L.A. Times Book Prize. Gene Luen Yang made his mainstream comics debut on Superman, with artists John Romita Jr. and Klaus Janson. In addition cartooning, Gene teaches creative writing through Hamline University’s MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults. In January 2016, the Library of Congress, Every Child A Reader, and the Children’s Book Council appointed Gene Luen Yang as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

 

 


 

RSVP appreciated but not required.

 

Please note: This event will be at the Bindery, 1727 Haight.

 

Bar opens at 7, event begins at 7:30pm.

 

If you cannot attend the event but would like to request a signed copy of Supergirl, and/or any of Mariko's books, order below and be sure to put your request in the special field. 

Books: 
Supergirl: Being Super Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781401268947
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: DC Comics - June 5th, 2018

Lumberjanes: The Moon Is Up Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419728686
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amulet Books - May 8th, 2018

Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! (Lumberjanes #1) Cover Image
By Mariko Tamaki, Brooklyn Allen (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419727252
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amulet Books - October 10th, 2017

Tomb Raider Volume 2 (2017) Cover Image
By Mariko Tamaki, Phillip Sevy (Illustrator), Tula Lotay (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781506701622
Availability: Out of Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dark Horse Books - May 23rd, 2017

She-Hulk Vol. 2: Let Them Eat Cake Cover Image
By Mariko Tamaki (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Georges Duarte (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781302905682
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Marvel Comics - January 23rd, 2018

She Hulk, Volume 1: Deconstructed Cover Image
By Mariko Tamaki (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Nico Leon (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781302905675
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Marvel Comics - July 25th, 2017

Saving Montgomery Sole Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250104403
Availability: Out of Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Square Fish - April 18th, 2017